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System Software Development Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

Client validation team in IVE is responsible to validate functional correctness of Intel products by developing best in class engineers and driving end-to-end validation on client SOC products, to elevate the Intel brand and to enable product delivery with higher quality through better focused scope, velocity and efficiency to enable to do more.

The PnP team is specifically focused on validating and optimizing the battery life and performance of these SOC products. The Soc Power and Performance Validation team in Intel Validation Engineering (IVE) group is looking for a candidate with solid software development skills who enjoys working within the boundary of the hardware/software interface.

While this is a validation role, the daily development activities may range from debugging synthetic test content written in low level languages such as C to developing new features for our PnP automation framework written in Python.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participation in full software development life cycle including translating requirements into design.

  • Work well in a highly collaborative environment, which includes sister teams in varying sites and geos.

  • Develop and debug automated test cases in Python and C/C++.

  • Broad understanding of multiple system areas and interfacing with architecture design and pre-silicon validation teams in improving post-silicon test content.


Bachelors' Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering and 5+ years of experience in:


Masters' Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering and 2+ years of experience in:


PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Software development experience in at least one high-level Object-Oriented Language (i.e. Java, C/C++).

  • Strong Object-Oriented Programming skills and understanding of data structures and algorithms.

  • Understanding of Intel CPU/PCH architecture and industry standards (i.e. PCI/PCI-E, USB, Thunderbolt, SAS/SATA, i2C/SMBUS, BIOS/EFI, Graphics, Memory, Storage, Audio, Bluetooth, WiFi and Ethernet).

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development lifecycle, including coding standards, code reviews, and source control.

  • Comfortable with Commercial and Open Source SDK's (i.e. Windows Development Toolkit).

  • Experience working with the embedded hardware/software interface.

  • Experience debugging software with the willingness to perform technical root cause analysis and develop a plan of corrective action when needed.

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills and a clear and concise communicator.

  • Comfortable with Linux and other command line only interfaces.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and maintaining software in Python, C/C++.

  • Experience writing and maintaining tests (unit, functional, integration, etc.).

  • Experience using common software engineering design patterns and architecture patterns.

  • Experience writing software via Test Driven Development and working knowledge of unit testing frameworks (i.e. unit test).

  • Experience with Agile Scrum/Kanban Methodologies.

  • Experience consuming data from REST API's and comfortable writing internal REST API's (Swagger and Postman experience a plus).

  • Experience building power and performance optimized test flows/frameworks with minimal impact to the system under test.

  • Experience building automated CI/CD pipelines (i.e. Azure DevOps)Experience using hardware and software debuggers (i.e. ITP, JTAG, Lauterbach, PDB, GDB) and are comfortable working hands-on with hardware components and peripherals.

  • Experience using electronic lab test equipment including power measurement and debug tools (i.e. protocol exercisers/analyzers, DAQ, oscilloscope).

  • Knowledge of Power Management Flows and architecture a plus.

  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux C/C++ compliers and best practices for developing custom platform agnostic tools a plus.

  • Experience using XMLRPC and JSONRPC protocols in Python a plus.

  • Experience building reports in PowerBI a plus.

Inside this Business Group

In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intels products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moores Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intels engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Work Model for this Role

This role will require an on-site presence.

Posted: 2022-05-10 Expires: 2022-06-11

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